Back in the 70's and early 80's, I sold both Teac/Tascam and Revox. I always felt the Revox was the better sounding machine. Keep the Revox and save yourself some money.
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The Technics almost certainly has a better transport, and whichever deck you use probably should have its playback electronics replaced or modded. Given that and the fact that there are probably more good sounding aftermarket playback sets for the Technics than the Revox, I'd strongly suggest that (depending on your budget).
I still own and use a Technics 1500 and an Otari MX 5050. When I bought the decks I also bought new rubber rollers, that's very important. If you can't buy the rubber don't buy the deck. The Technics is 2 track and the playback always sounds better than the original recording, but that's at the expense of tape. The Otari sounds as good as the CD used to make the recording and it uses less tape. I like both of them.